Fact-checked by: BOOM FactCheck

2020/01/25 | India

PARTLY FALSE: The coronavirus is patented by Pirbright University.

Explanation: Coronaviruses are a group of similar looking viruses. The patent by Pirbright University is for the Avian Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) which is found in fowls, pheasants and turkeys. This patent is not linked to the current 2019-novel coronavirus.

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This false claim originated from: VA Shiva Ayyadurai

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